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State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allows barred travelers to enter U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security complied with a judge’s orders Saturday and stopped enforcing President Trump’s controversial entry ban, and the fast-moving legal dispute over the president’s powers could land at the… By Robert Barnes, Matt Zapotosky and Abby Phillip The Washington Post On Saturday evening, Trump administration lawyers filed a… State Dept. reverses… Read More »

A federal judge just stopped the government from enforcing key parts of Trump’s visa ban

And the government is complying Updated by Dara Lind On Friday night, Judge James Robart of the Western District of Washington issued a temporary restraining order that forces the federal government to stop enforcing a ban on entries to the… The ruling was issued in a… A federal judge… Read More »

Airlines told to allow banned travelers into US after judge’s order – reports

Trump travel ban Seattle judge temporarily halts Trump’s travel ban after hearing arguments it unlawfully discriminated against Muslims and caused unreasonable… Alan Yuhas in San Francisco The Guardian Customs officials have reportedly told US airlines that they can board passengers who had been barred from entering the country after a… Airlines told to… Read More »

Why Nobody Cares the President Is Lying

MILWAUKEE — If President Trump’s first tumultuous weeks have done nothing else, at least they have again made us a nation of… Charles J. Sykes The New York Times As Americans grapple with the unreality of the new administration, George Orwell’s “1984” has enjoyed a resurgence of interest, becoming a surprise best seller and… Why Nobody Cares… Read More »

The Australia government is playing Russian roulette with women’s lives

The case of a pregnant woman with pre-eclampsia on Nauru is sadly representative of a broader risk women face on the island Katie Robertson The Guardian  While much focus this week has been on whether President Trump will honour the covert deal made by prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and… The Australia government… Read More »

Dutch government: ‘British diplomats should stop spreading false Nexit rumours’

It has been a tumultuous week for the European Union; talks of Grexit, Italy is likely to leave the Eurozone, the Hungarians like Putin more than their own EU-allies, and now rumours of The Netherlands leaving the EU (Nexit) are… By Benjamin de Wolf Gatestone Europe According to a Dutch member of parliament, Michiel… And apparently these… Dutch government: ‘British… Read More »

Death penalty: Australia’s top lawyers urge Government to push for end to capital punishment worldwide

Some of the nation’s biggest legal heavy-hitters are pushing the Australian Government to end the death penalty worldwide. David Taylor ABC Today marks the 50th anniversary since the last Australian was executed on home soil, but since then six Australians have died at the hands of other governments. The Law Council is… Death penalty: Australia’s… Read More »

Close Manus and Nauru, bring refugees here say 70 organisations

Coalition of charities, aid groups, unions and thinktanks says refugee deal with US in ‘serious doubt’ and call for bipartisan policy to evacuate… Michael Slezak The Guardian With the US-Australia refugee deal now in doubt, an unprecedented coalition of more than 70 organisations has joined forces to call for immigration camps… Close Manus and… Read More »